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From Medical News Today (December 1, 2022)--"Urinary tract infections: Dissolving vaccine tablet as effective as antibiotics":


http://bit.ly/3VNM0tk


It's not clear just how this would work but if it ever becomes available to humans, it could be quite an improvement over the current treatments for UTIs.
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MISCELLANEOUS / Deleting old accounts (Consumer Reports)
« Last post by agate on November 30, 2022, 09:57:34 pm »
Consumer Reports has an informative article (September 14, 2022) called "Delete Old Accounts" that tells how to find and delete old Internet accounts that might be compromised.


https://securityplanner.consumerreports.org/tool/delete-old-accounts
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I was able to get access to this article but am not sure that the link will work here. I'm going to give it a try. If anyone has a problem with the link, please let me know, and I will try another method.


This article is long and fairly technical but the authors include some of the names most often seen in MS research, and what they are proposing here is abandoning the classification of MS into relapsing-remitting, secondary progressive and primary progressive forms.  However, they acknowledge that this classification might not be abandoned very soon.


From Lancet Neurology (November 18, 2022), an article on behalf of the International Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials in MS--"Multiple sclerosis progression: time for a new mechanism-driven framework":


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1474442222002897
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This article in Consumer Reports (November 21, 2022) includes a couple of helpful exercise suggestions--"Balance Training Can Reduce Your Risk of Falls":


http://bit.ly/3VysukK
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MS - RESEARCH AND NEWS / (Abst.) Association between MS and epilepsy...
« Last post by agate on November 27, 2022, 09:38:29 pm »
From PubMed (November 27, 2022) an abstract of a Toronto-based study, "Association between multiple sclerosis and epilepsy:  A systematic review and meta-analysis":


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36434909/
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MS - RESEARCH AND NEWS / (Abst.) Cancer-related mortality in MS...
« Last post by agate on November 25, 2022, 04:08:18 pm »
This Norwegian study of nearly 7,000 people with MS from 1953 to 2016 disclosed that a greater percentage were dying of cancer than in the general population. The authors conclude the abstract with this statement:


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Mortality following specific cancers raises the possibility of diagnostic neglect.



From PubMed (November 25, 2022)--"Cancer-related mortality in multiple sclerosis: A population-based cohort study":


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36423459/
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MISCELLANEOUS / Flavonols linked to slower cognitive decline
« Last post by agate on November 24, 2022, 09:18:48 pm »

While it would be nice to think that the broccoli, tomatoes, and other flavonol-containing foods are helping to prevent cognitive decline, the article does point out that the study has its limitations--one of them being that the participants tended to be highly educated (with an "average educational level of 15 years").


From MedPage Today (November 23, 2022)--"Flavonols linked to slower cognitive decline":


http://bit.ly/3icxgpo
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THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF BEING MULTIPLY SCLEROSED / Types of eye doctors
« Last post by agate on November 23, 2022, 09:31:11 pm »
From Medical News Today (November 21, 2022)--"What Types of Eye Doctors Are There?"


http://bit.ly/3Ozb1pN
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MS - RESEARCH AND NEWS / (JAMA) What is MS?
« Last post by agate on November 22, 2022, 08:34:49 pm »

This is mostly information that has been available for many years but there have been a few modifications. This brief article and illustration appear in JAMA (November 22-29, 2022), entitled "What is multiple sclerosis?"


http://bit.ly/3TZ3D8n


The article states that about 900,000 people in the US have MS. The figure stood at 400,000 for years and now it has more than doubled, possibly due to improved diagnostic techniques and more public awareness.
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THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF BEING MULTIPLY SCLEROSED / Online therapy options
« Last post by agate on November 21, 2022, 09:23:48 pm »
From Medical News Today (November 20, 2022)--"Online Therapy Options":


http://bit.ly/3Xq7gag
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